Seniors Helping Seniors® In- Home Services COVID-19 Safety and Preparedness

March 17, 2020

  • The health and safety of our caregivers and care receivers is our highest priority.
  • We are following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization guidelines in addition to monitoring and implementing local and state recommendations.
  • We have instructed our team to be extra diligent in washing their hands, avoiding touching their face, and cleaning and disinfecting to remove germs and the spread of germs.
  • We would like to stress that at this time no cases have been reported, but that we still want to take all appropriate precautions. We would also like to remind everyone of the CDC’s official recommendations below:
    • If you feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, and have traveled to China or were in close contact with someone with COVID-19 in the 14 days before you began to feel sick, seek medical care. Before you go to a doctor’s office or emergency room, call ahead and tell them about your recent travel and your symptoms.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
    • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    • Stay home when you are sick.
    • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • We encourage you to stay informed by visiting the CDC’s website for daily updates. The link is here.
  • We will continue to take the necessary precautions in order to ensure the safety of our caregivers and receivers .